Expert Blog: Surveying in a Time of Pandemic

The world is much quieter now that stay-at-home or safer-at-home directives and social distancing are part of our new normal. Many businesses are operating remotely resulting in less crowded streets and highways. Nevertheless, there’s one set of trucks still out on the roads – Lamp Rynearson’s Survey Crew. If you see our trucks with bright white logos during your essential grocery store trips, know that our survey professionals are out there to keep infrastructure projects moving.

Land surveying is fundamental in building society. In fact, it has been an essential element in the development of the human environment for so many centuries that the importance of surveying services is sometimes forgotten. It is a requirement in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction. Some of the most significant scientific discoveries could never have been implemented were it not for the contribution of surveying.

Regarded as perhaps the oldest of the mathematical arts, land surveying is said to have risen from the efforts of Ancient Egyptians and their need to recover and fix the land-marks annually swept away by the inundations of the Nile River. Throughout the course of history, a vast array of tools were invented to engineer marvels like the Great Pyramids and to delineate pieces of land for ownership purposes.  

The role surveyors play in community-changing improvements remains integral to this day! From the planning and design of subdivisions to the construction of roads, utilities, and landscaping, they’re the first people on-site, measuring and mapping the land. The unprecedented COVID-19 event doesn’t change that fact.  Lamp Rynearson surveyors are still out and about in the world, ensuring that critical businesses such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, energy, real estate, and financial organizations are all supported in moving their projects forward.   

One such industry we’re currently assisting is education, specifically the Poudre School District in Larimer County, Colorado. As a Construction Project Manager noted about Lamp Rynearson’s surveyors, “You are the lifeblood of this site. You don’t come to work, none of us can work. And if we don’t work, these projects don’t get built on time.” This powerful statement changed how one of our surveyors views his job. He was ready to stay at home, when the Colorado stay-at-home order was enacted on March 26; however, then realized in the current global situation, more than his family depended upon him for the future of tomorrow.  

The Lamp Rynearson Survey Team is dedicated to stay on the job at project sites to get the work done and done exceptionally. As a team, we will focus on contributing to the advancement of our communities. There will be brighter days ahead, in the meantime, you can count on Lamp Rynearson’s Surveyors to assist in facilitating the future infrastructure for our communities.